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Weekly Update May 14, 2018

“To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers in their unconditional & sacrificial love for their children are the antidote to individualism.”

Pope Francis

Thank you for celebrating Catholic Education Week with us!

We are so thankful for the many guests who came to St Andrew this week to share in our celebration of Catholic Education, and for the parents and families who support learning at home every day. We hope that you enjoyed the events and activities.

Student Safety When Signing Out Over the Lunch Hour

To help keep our students safe, please remember that we require written permission for students to leave school property unaccompanied by a parent or guardian during the lunch hour.  As well, we continue to ask all students to sign out and back in again at the school office if they will be leaving school property over the lunch hour. This request includes students who go home daily at lunchtime. We would ask for your help in reminding them of this procedure, reviewing your expectations for where they should be and how they should conduct themselves when they are off school property over the lunch hour, and in reminding them to be on time when they return to school in the afternoon. Please remember that students are not supervised by school staff when they are off school property, and this includes when at the park across the street.

Boys’ and Girls’ Senior Soccer Tournaments

Our Intermediate Girls’ Soccer Tournament is on Monday, May 14th at Pine Glen. The Intermediate Boys’ Soccer Tournament will be on Tuesday, May 15th at Pine Glen. Thank you Mme Picone and Mr Ribeiro for coaching our students!

Team and Club Photo Day for Our School Yearbook

On Wednesday, May 16th, we will be having Team and Club Photo Day. All students involved in school clubs and teams will be having their photos taken for our 2017-2018 school yearbook.

Our Yearbook Committee has been creating our 2017-2018 St. Andrew Yearbook. You can order your copy now for $20 each. Our preferred method of payment is School Cash Online. Orders and payment is due by Friday May 25 @ 4 p.m.  Late orders will not be accepted.

Pre-order online – no form needed please go to www.schoolcashonline.comCheque orders – form requiredA copy was sent home with Youngest & only or click here to download: Yearbook Order Form 2018 .

DRESS LOUDAY!

The month of May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. VOICE is an organization for Hearing Impaired Children. They are a Canadian charity that serves children with hearing loss. On Friday, May 18, 2018, we will be having DRESS LOUD DAY at St Andrew in support of this charity. Everyone is asked to wear their wackiest, loudest and wildest clothing to raise awareness for children with hearing loss. We will be collecting toonies if you would like to donate to support VOICE.

Victoria Day

Monday, May 21st is Victoria Day. This is a holiday and the school will be closed.

EQAO

Our Grade 3 students will be participating in the EQAO Primary Assessments on Tuesday, May 29th – Thursday, May 31st.

Our Grade 6 students will be participating in the EQAO Junior Assessments on Wednesday, May 23rd, Thursday, May 24th, Monday, May 28th and Tuesday, May 29th.

Annual St. Andrew School BBQ

Make sure to mark your calendars for our Annual St. Andrew School BBQ Event on Thursday, May 31st from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. 

Classes are collecting items for themed baskets to raffle off during the BBQ.  A flyer along with a raffle basket letter came home with your children last week, you can also download them HERE and HERE.

Upcoming Events

May
14
Mon
BBQ Pre-orders & Raffle Basket donations due today
May 14 all day

Pre-orders for food and “play-all-day” wristbands are due today. We encourage using cash-online where possible. Please see the link on our website.

As well, we are looking for Raffle Basket donations for the BBQ. Please send donations to the office by today as well. The themes chosen for each grade are:

Gr. 1 Arts & Crafts, Gr. 2 Summer Fun, Gr. 3 Baking & Cooking, Gr. 4 Gardening, Gr. 5 Movie Night, Gr. 6 Food Around the World, Gr. 7 Books & Board Games, Gr. 8 Sports

Thank you for your generosity! We look forward to this amazing community event. We hope you can join us on Thursday, May 31st!

Intermediate Girls Soccer Tournament @ Pine Glen
May 14 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 2:30 pm
Swim to survive @ Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Program: Swim to survive

Date: May 7th, May 14th & May 28th 2018

Grades: 4

Location: Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

Address: 1051 Glenashton Drive

Wednesday May 7th, 2018

4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am

4B 10:30am-11:30am

 

Wednesday May 14th, 2018

4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am

4B 10:30am-11:30am

 

Wednesday May 28th, 2018

4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am

4B 10:30am-11:30am

The first group of students will arrive back to school at approximately 11:00am and the second group of students will arrive back at approximately Noon.

 

May
15
Tue
Intermediate Boys Soccer Tournament @ Pine Glen
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
May
16
Wed
Team & Club Photo Day for the Yearbook
May 16 all day

A schedule for Team and Club photos will be created. Student & staff participants will be invited to have their photo taken by Edge Imaging in the gym. The photos will be included in our Yearbook.

May
18
Fri
Pizza Day
May 18 @ 12:48 am – 1:48 am
May
21
Mon
Victoria Day​
May 21 all day
May
22
Tue
Grade 8 Camp Muskoka Trip
May 22 @ 9:00 am – May 25 @ 3:00 pm

The Grade 8 staff and students will be participating in their trip to Camp Muskoka on Tuesday, May 22 until Friday, May 25. The bus will leave after announcements at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday and will tentatively arrive Friday before dismissal.

 

 

May
28
Mon
Swim to survive @ Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Program: Swim to survive

Date: May 7th, May 14th & May 28th 2018

Grades: 4

Location: Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

Address: 1051 Glenashton Drive

Wednesday May 7th, 2018

4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am

4B 10:30am-11:30am

 

Wednesday May 14th, 2018

4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am

4B 10:30am-11:30am

 

Wednesday May 28th, 2018

4A & 4C 9:30am-10:30am

4B 10:30am-11:30am

The first group of students will arrive back to school at approximately 11:00am and the second group of students will arrive back at approximately Noon.

 

Weekly Update May 14, 2018

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